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BMZ Review: Ocean Oasis
By Ross Anthony

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Baja Beasts
Written by: Ross Anthony
Source: Ross Anthony's Hollywood Report Card
Date: June 2001
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The same cold currents that prevent evaporation and create Baja’s deserts make the oceans around Baja California a haven for sea creatures.  Taking us to these deserts and oceans, Ocean Oasis explains why walruses, fishes and birds flourish here in packs, schools and flocks.

Whales spit through their blow holes, walruses roar, sharks slither, huge manta rays float like magic carpets above an ocean floor hosting life growing upon life.

Starting from a blizzard of plankton, "Ocean Oasis" captures the aquatic food chain in action. The translucent jellyfish and plankton shots are dazzling, like submerged star constellations. Well shot too are a slow-mo hummingbird, canyon palm trees, and a single diver tangoing atop a giant manta ray twice her size while two suckerfish hitchhike below.

A fascinating documentary, and nice way to visit Baja that could have benefited from just a few more "LF moments."



Copyright (C) 2001. 
Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.  For more reviews visit: RossAnthony.com

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